Saturday, 30th August, 2014

Leeds United have confirmed the loan signing of Brazilian midfielder Adryan from Flamengo.

Adryan had joined Cagliari on loan from Flamengo, with the Serie A side snapping him up on loan with a purchase option. However, Leeds have been negotiating with Cagliari and Flamengo and have taken the 20-year-old to Elland Road.

The Championship club announced in a statement: "United can now confirm the loan signing of Adryan Oliveira Tavares from Brazilian side Flemengo [sic], subject to international clearance."

The young midfielder is highly rated and Leeds will consider his capture a coup.


Adryan could only manage five appearances in Serie A last term, with injury interrupting his season.


Leeds' agreement for Adryan also contains a purchase option, which the English club can activate should he impress during his spell at Elland Road.

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